List of Famous people who died at 57


Prince Rogers Nelson
Born on June 7, 1958
Died on April 21, 2016 (aged 57)

Prince Rogers Nelson, better known as Prince, was an American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, dancer, and actor. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest musicians of his generation. A multi-instrumentalist who was considered a guitar virtuoso, he was well known for his eclectic work across multiple genres, flamboyant and androgynous persona, and wide vocal range which included a far-reaching falsetto and high-pitched screams.

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Patrick Swayze

Patrick Wayne Swayze
First Name Patrick
Last Name Swayze
Born on August 18, 1952
Died on September 14, 2009 (aged 57)
Height 178 cm | 5'10

Patrick Wayne Swayze was an American actor, dancer, singer, and songwriter. Gaining fame with appearances in films during the 1980s, he became popular for playing tough and romantic male leads, giving him a wide fan base. He was named by People magazine as its Sexiest Man Alive in 1991.

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Andrei Chikatilo

First Name Andrei
Last Name Chikatilo
Born on October 16, 1936
Died on February 14, 1994 (aged 57)

Andrei Romanovich Chikatilo was a Soviet serial killer, nicknamed the Butcher of Rostov, the Red Ripper, and the Rostov Ripper, who sexually assaulted, murdered, and mutilated at least fifty-two women and children between 1978 and 1990 in the Russian SFSR, the Ukrainian SSR, and the Uzbek SSR. Chikatilo confessed to fifty-six murders, fifty-three for which he was tried in April 1992. He was convicted and sentenced to death for fifty-two murders in October 1992, although the Supreme Court of Russia ruled in 1993 that insufficient evidence existed to prove his guilt in nine of those killings. Chikatilo was subsequently executed in February 1994.

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Born on April 23, 1932
Died on March 26, 1990 (aged 57)

Roy Halston Frowick, known mononymously as Halston, was an American fashion designer who rose to international fame in the 1970s.

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Tor Eckhoff
Born on November 22, 1964
Died on November 27, 2021 (aged 57)

Tor Eckhoff, also known as Apetor, was a Norwegian YouTuber. He lived in Sandefjord, Norway where he worked in a paint factory.

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Charlie Murphy

Charles Quinton Murphy
First Name Charlie
Last Name Murphy
Born on July 12, 1959
Died on April 12, 2017 (aged 57)
Height 162 cm | 5'4

Charles Quinton Murphy was an American actor, comedian, and writer. He was best known as a writer and cast member of the Comedy Central sketch-comedy series Chappelle's Show as well as the co-star of the sitcom Black Jesus. He is the brother of actor and comedian Eddie Murphy.

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Jhon Jairo Velásquez

First Name Jhon
Born on April 15, 1962
Died on February 6, 2020 (aged 57)

Jhon Jairo Velásquez Vásquez, also known by the alias "Popeye" or "JJ", was a Colombian hitman who was part of the criminal structure of the Medellín Cartel until his surrender to the Colombian justice system in 1992. Within this structure he claimed to be a lieutenant commanding half of the sicarios.

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Madeline Kahn

Madeline Gail Wolfson
First Name Madeline
Born on September 29, 1942
Died on December 3, 1999 (aged 57)

Madeline Gail Kahn was an American actress, comedian and singer, known for comedic roles in films directed by Peter Bogdanovich and Mel Brooks, including What's Up, Doc? (1972), Young Frankenstein (1974), High Anxiety (1977), History of the World, Part I (1981), and her Academy Award–nominated roles in Paper Moon (1973) and Blazing Saddles (1974).

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Stephen Hillenburg

Stephen McDannell Hillenburg
First Name Stephen
Last Name Hillenburg
Born on August 21, 1961
Died on November 26, 2018 (aged 57)

Stephen McDannell Hillenburg was an American animator and marine science educator. He is best remembered for creating the Nickelodeon animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants. Hillenburg served as the showrunner for the first three seasons of the show, which has become the fifth-longest-running American animated series.

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Russell Woolf

First Name Russell
Last Name Woolf
Born on November 30, 1963
Died on October 26, 2021 (aged 57)

Russell Woolf was a Western Australian media personality, who was best known as a presenter on ABC Radio Perth.

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Denise Katrina Matthews
Born on January 4, 1959
Died on February 15, 2016 (aged 57)
Born in Canada, Ontario

Denise Katherine Matthews, better known as Vanity, was a Canadian singer, songwriter, dancer, model, and actress who turned away from her music and acting career to concentrate on evangelism. Her career lasted from the early 1980s until the early/mid-1990s. She was the lead singer of the female trio Vanity 6 from 1981 until it disbanded in 1983. They are known for their 1982 pop hit "Nasty Girl". Vanity's music career also included two solo albums on the Motown Records label, Wild Animal and Skin on Skin, as well as the minor hit singles "Pretty Mess", "Mechanical Emotion", "Undress", and "Under the Influence". She also had a successful film career, starring in the movies The Last Dragon, 52 Pick-Up, and Action Jackson. Throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, Vanity appeared in many magazines around the world. She died on February 15, 2016, at the age of 57, due to kidney failure.

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Steve Smith

Steven Anthony Smith
First Name Steve
Last Name Smith
Born on August 30, 1964
Died on November 20, 2021 (aged 57)

Steven Anthony Smith was an American professional football player who was a fullback for nine seasons in the National Football League with the Los Angeles Raiders and Seattle Seahawks. He was a team captain on the Penn State Nittany Lions's national championship team in 1986.

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Gloria Grahame

First Name Gloria
Last Name Grahame
Born on November 28, 1923
Died on October 5, 1981 (aged 57)
Height 166 cm | 5'5

Gloria Grahame Hallward was an American actress and singer. She began her acting career in theatre, and in 1944 made her first film for MGM.

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Pete Burns

Peter Jozzepi Burns
First Name Pete
Last Name Burns
Born on August 5, 1959
Died on October 23, 2016 (aged 57)
Height 173 cm | 5'8

Peter Jozzeppi Burns was an English musician, singer, songwriter, and television personality. In 1979 he founded the band Nightmares In Wax; in 1980 changes were made to the band's line-up and the name was changed to Dead or Alive. Burns was the group's vocalist and songwriter. The band rose to mainstream success with their 1984 single "You Spin Me Round ".

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Christian Audigier

First Name Christian
Last Name Audigier
Born on May 21, 1958
Died on July 9, 2015 (aged 57)

Christian Audigier born Christian Audigier, 21 May 1958 – 9 July 2015) was a French fashion designer known for the Ed Hardy and Von Dutch clothing lines.

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Claudine Luypaerts
Born on November 12, 1960
Died on May 7, 2018 (aged 57)

Claudine Luypaerts, better known as Maurane, was a Francophone Belgian singer and actress.

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Gary Carter

Gary Edmund Carter
First Name Gary
Last Name Carter
Born on April 8, 1954
Died on February 16, 2012 (aged 57)

Gary Edmund Carter was an American professional baseball catcher whose 19-year Major League Baseball (MLB) career was spent primarily with the Montreal Expos and New York Mets.

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Vince Lombardi

First Name Vince
Last Name Lombardi
Born on June 11, 1913
Died on September 3, 1970 (aged 57)

Vincent Thomas Lombardi was an American football coach, and executive in the National Football League (NFL). He is best known as the head coach of the Green Bay Packers during the 1960s, where he led the team to three straight and five total NFL Championships in seven years, in addition to winning the first two Super Bowls at the conclusion of the 1966 and 1967 NFL seasons.

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Shock G

First Name Shock
Born on August 25, 1963
Died on April 22, 2021 (aged 57)

Gregory Edward Jacobs, known professionally as Shock G, was an American musician, rapper, and lead vocalist for the hip hop group Digital Underground. He was responsible for Digital Underground's "The Humpty Dance", 2Pac's breakthrough single "I Get Around", and co-producer of 2Pac's debut album 2Pacalypse Now.

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Harold Shipman

Harold Frederick Shipman
First Name Harold
Last Name Shipman
Born on January 14, 1946
Died on January 13, 2004 (aged 57)

Harold Frederick Shipman , known to acquaintances as Fred Shipman, was an English general practitioner who is believed to be one of the most prolific serial killers in modern history. On 31 January 2000, he was found guilty of the murder of 15 patients under his care; his total number of victims was approximately 250. Shipman was sentenced to life imprisonment with the recommendation that he never be released. He died by suicide by hanging on 13 January 2004, a day before his 58th birthday, in his cell at HM Prison Wakefield, West Yorkshire.

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